want to do next-gen .net coding?

Go and grab the bits of the brand new March CTP of Orcas (which is the codename for the next iteration of Visual Studio).

“Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables any size organization to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and more reliable applications that take advantage of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System. By building these new types of applications, organizations will find it easier than ever before to capture and analyze information so that they can make effective business decisions.

This download is the March 2007 Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Visual Studio Code-Named “Orcas”. This CTP is available in English only.”

It’s available in 2 formats and 2 flavours:

Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

I personally prefer the Virtual PC Image until the product gets do something like beta stage…but it’s your choice.